bret: well, they weren't, the republican as a whole, for the stimulus and dede scozzafava was. she was actually, some say, left of the democratic candidate in that district. >> sure. bret: so is that telling for the national republican party? >> yeah, it is telling. in other words, you can have -- i think if you look at democratic party, you have liberal democrats, you have conservative democrats. that's why the blue dog argument that we experience here in terms of the healthcare reform argument, but on the republican side, what we're seeing now is we're seeing if you are a liberal rockefeller in new york republican, that kind of republican is no longer acceptable. >> the idea that it is limiting the tent of republicans is absurd. she is not a moderate. she a liberal, as you said about the stimulus, also, she is for card check, the abolition of the secret balloting in union elections that. isn't a moderate position. it is a left wing position.